The big buzz this past weekend (especially in the automotive world) was about the VW Das Auto Show at Bukit Jalil stadium, we really knew very little about it when we were invited. There’s not many things that can get me up so early in the morning – but cars are one of them!
We headed over to Bukit Jalil early in the morning to be confronted with this rather impressive structure erected in the carpark.
It was pretty packed when we stepped in with the crowd excited to see the show, there were plenty of familiar faces there.
We had to pass through multiple rotating doors and then we eventually ended up in a large dome with seating platforms in the center, we were asked by the dome itself to take our seats.
Elaine Daly was the emcee and introduced us to the experience.
It was a pretty mind-blowing audio visual experience, the whole dome (360 degrees with full coverage) became a video screen for intricate renders of scenery which rolled out as the cars drove out onto the platform – accompanied with surround sound audio!
I captured a video (woohoo I have a dSLR that can take video now!) as it’s easier to watch it than try to explain it. It’s in 1080p for your viewing please (HD FTW!).
Pretty awesome right? You can imagine the scale of it because that’s a Golf GTI and it looks pretty small! There was then a brief intro to each of the cars in the VW range whilst the others circled around on the platform against the video backdrop.
There was even a live song performed by a young choir accompanied by the famous rockstress Ella.
Also (one of the highlights for me!) I got to check out the brand new VW 21st Century Beetle and I have to say it looks pretty damn cool.
And well that was pretty much the end of the show!
After the show was over we got to walk through a kind of showroom area where they had all the cars for sale in Malaysia, you could sit in them – talk to sales reps and so on.
All in all it was a very well executed concept and a very unique way of demonstrating the VW line of vehicles.
If you want more information you can check it out here:
P.S. For those interested, these pictures are straight out of the Nikon D7000 with no editing at all, the video too.